- Fall: April 15
- Spring: October 1
YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.
About University College Cork
Known for their rebellious nature and thick Irish accents, Cork people are passionate about their home. UCC boasts an ethos of independent thinking that reflects Cork's local culture. Engage in lively debates in the classroom, take part in Cork's eclectic music scene, and do your weekly shop at the English Market.
University College Cork Benefits
- Beautiful campus with new facilities (including a gym equipped for student athletes)
- County Cork is truly one of a kind, offering a distinct Irish experience in the second largest city in Ireland
- Enjoy a welcoming, friendly environment with more than 100 clubs and societies
- Early-start program is available for fall and academic year, with six different courses to choose from
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Academics at University College Cork Partnership
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University College Cork Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
Explore available courses on the University College Cork's online course catalog. Filter by semester: semester 1 (fall), semester 2 (spring), and year long (academic year). An early start option is available for fall and year students.
A full course load for a semester at University College Cork is 30 UCC credits, or 15 U.S. semester credit hours. Most courses are 5 UCC credits. The Early Start option is worth 10 UCC credits and the internship is worth 2.5 UCC credits.
1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester credit hours
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Early Start students choose one course from among six options. Click on the links below to learn more about the course options:
- Early Start Semester in Irish Archaeology
- Early Start Semester in Irish Folklore and Ethnology
- Early Start Semester in History and Modern Ireland
- Early Start Semester in Literatures in Ireland
- Early Start Semester in Irish Traditional Music
- Early Start Semester in Management and Marketing in the European Union
There is a quota on the number of modules visiting students can follow in this department. Students will be allowed to take 15 UCC modular credits for a semester and/or 25 UCC modular credits for a full year.
Listed under applied psychology in the book of modules. Please read the notes at the beginning of the applied psychology section for information about course restrictions.
These modules are unavailable to study abroad students with the exception of FX3007 Seminar on Film Studies.
Students who wish to enroll in music courses must pre-register for these courses online before arriving in Ireland. Please contact your program advisor if you are interested in taking any music courses at Cork. If you plan to take all your courses in the music department, please note that you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND FOOD SCIENCE
If all of your courses fall into one of these departments, you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.
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The IFSA Team
IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!